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sierra, chains are required. >> that's what's happening "today in the bay." >> if you're heading out of town, have a great holiday, have an extra serving of turkey. we'll see you tomorrow. good morning. breaking overnight. protesters take to the streets in chicago after dash-cam video shows the moment an officer shot a 17-year-old suspect 16 times. that officer now charged with murderbut his lawyer claims his actions were justified. long lines, tight security, crowds already building on the roads, rails and at airports this morning as the thanksgiving rush kicks into high gear. will both security concerns and weather woes slow you down? we'll have full coverage this morning. ♪ and hello. she is smashing records with her new album and the most popular
song in the world. now adele's is capping off a world wind week in studio 1a with a live interview and performance. today, wednesday, november 25th, 2015. from nbc news, this is "today," with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. good morning everyone. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. have you seen what's going on behind us? >> one of the biggest crowds i think we have seen outside on our plaza because adele is here. if you could step outside and let them know she is actually not singing on the plaza. she is singing inside the studio. >> we made it clear it was an indoor concert. that didn't stop people showing up. the guy behind us here, the man on the side here has a sign up, i've been here since 6:00 yesterday, first one here, just to be the guy closest to the
window to watch her perform inside. >> maybe we can persuade her to take a walk outside and say hello to all her adoring fans in a few moments. let's get to the news. top stories this morning the demonstrations in chicago overnight after the release of chilling video that shows an officer fatally shooting 17-year-old laquan mcdonald. this happened more than a year ago. the video was just released. the officer was just charged. he is waking up behind bars this morning. nbc's stephanie gosk is covering the story in chicago for us. good morning. >> reporter: the family of the victim say they didn't want the video released, and in fact the victim's mother told her attorney that she didn't want to look at it at all. now that it's out here city officials are bracing for the response. there were demonstrations last night and an anticipation of more to come today. overnight hundreds of protesters scuffled with police in the center of chicago. one officer injured in the fray and a handful of arrests.
triggered by the public release of dramatic dash-cam video recorded from a police shooting last october. the video begins with a patrol car racing through the streets of the city's southwest side. responding to a report of a man with a knife trying to break into cars. the video shows 17-year-old laquan mcdonald walking in the middle of the road, a knife in hand. the prosecutor says he took the drug pcp that night. officer jason van dyke and his partner approach him with weapons drawn. within seconds van dyke starts shooting. mcdonald stumbles. a total of 16 rounds were fired. the majority striking the teenager as he lay on the ground. no other officer on the scene fires a weapon. more than a year later van dyke is accused of first degree murder. his lawyer says the cop shot mcdonald because he worried for his safety. >> he was brought into the situation by the actions of
laquan mcdonald, and he reacted. >> reporter: six months ago the city agreed to give the victim's family a $5 million settlement. the city did not admit to any wrong doing. last week a judge ordered the chicago police to release the dash-cam video after journalists sued for access. the indictment came just hours before the video's release. while city leaders, including mayor rahm emanuel made a plea for peaceful demonstrations. >> i understand the people will be upset and will want to protest when they see this video. but i would like to echo the comments of the mcdonald family. they've asked for calm and for those who choose to speak out to do it peacefully. >> reporter: among the places where there could be possible protests chicago's magnificent mile. some groups talked about trying to disrupt black friday shopping. matt and savannah, back to you. >> stephanie gosk in chicago. thank you. today is one of the busiest
travel days of the year. to go along with the typical concerns over traffic and the weather, this year, as you might imagine, security is also on a lot of minds. we have the thanksgiving rush covered from all angles. starting with nbc national correspondent peter alexander. hi, peter. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. in the wake of the paris attacks there is a heightened state of alert nationwide. officials at the white h making it clear there is no credible or specific intelligence indicating a similar plot on the u.s. bring it on. that's the message from the latest propaganda video from isis taunting the u.s. and mocking the american military. you attack us with $250,000 missiles, the narrator says, while we send your proxies to hell with 50 cent bullets. with terror top of mind this thanksgiving and u.s. warplanes launching new strikes against isis president obama is trying to calm nerves here, insisting the u.s. is doing everything in its power to keep americans safe.
>> we cannot and we will not succumb to fear. nor can we allow fear to divide us. that's how terrorists win. >> reporter: a new fbi and homeland security bulletin urging law enforcement to stay vigilant despite fears of another paris-style attack overseas, here in the u.s. the top concern remains home-grown extremists and copy-cats with soft targets from coast to coast almost impossible to protect. across the country a show of force from los angeles. >> we have a number of different tourist destinations. we're always vigilant to anything happening there. >> beg for your life! >> reporter: to new york city where our station wnbc got an exclusive look at the nypd's critical response commonand. police holding drills, battling active shooters and hostage takers. >> it will be an elite force
trained in counter-terrorism. briefed on intelligence every day. so over time they'll have a context behind that intelligence. >> reporter: in boston beefed up security too. preparing to host a new england thanksgiving tradition. high school football. >> any special event we have we make sure that people are safe going to those venues. >> reporter: back here at the white house, president obama is among those trying to balance tradition and security. later this morning he will meet with his national security advisors. they'll review the security situation here in the u.s., and then this afternoon the president will pardon the national thanksgiving turkey with a little ceremony in the rose garden. matt and savannah. >> peter alexander at the white house. peter. thank you. what will you face if you're driving to your holiday destination? fo cheap gas. the average price $2.15 a gallon, 65 cents less than last year.
tom costello is along busy i-95 in maryland. how is it looking? >> reporter: because of the cheap gas, we have record numbers of people on the roads. i-95 headed north out of washington. headed towards baltimore. if you haven't left already, this is the time you should leave, right about now, according to the experts. the best time to start driving for thanksgiving, right now. and also we're told this evening. but avoid the mid-afternoon. 12:00 to 4:00. you will be very -- you'll be joined by a lot of people. smooth sailing, though, we're told on thanksgiving. both in the morning and in the evening. the biggest internet choke points -- interstate choke points in the country, chicago, a 12-mile stretch of the kennedy expressway there, 16 million hours wasted every year right there stuck in traffic. i-95 in los angeles. we have multiple stretches of i-405, the i-10. i-110 and u.s. 101. in new york city i-95 and the lincoln tunnel. austin, texas, now ranks as
having one of the biggest choke points in the country. i-35 between east riverside drive and east dean keaton street. best time to head home, we're told, will be saturday, after thanksgiving, and monday before 10:00 a.m. but avoid sunday, avoid 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. you'll join millions of your best friends out on the roads. here we are right now. it's not that bad. we're doing about, what, ed, 60 miles an hour? that's not bad. but things will pick up in the coming hours. northbound on one of the busiest interstates in the country. >> ed is going right under the speed limit. tom, thank you so much. with heightened security and nearly 4 million americans expected to play for the thanksgiving weekend. you can expect long lines. kerry sanderd is at busy dallas-fort worth international. >> reporter: traveling by air today can be like walking bare
foot over broken glass. right now things are moving smoothly across the country. the tsa line behind me. security, about a 15-minute wait here at dwf. looking at the misery map provided by flight aware, we can see there are some delays in boston, a little bit further south in new york, and then we come down to washington and again all the way down to miami there are some delays. if you are traveling today, this may sound like the obvious report. if you are not a regular flyer, think about these little tips. first of all, check in online. if you have a phone or computer, make sure you check in online. if you are taking luggage and your airline charges, you can prepay. that will speed everything up and might save you a few dollars because some airlines charge less for paying online than paying at the counter. arrive at the airport two hours early. you hear this all of the time. a lot of people ignore it. i travel a lot. i ignore it, but today is the one day that it really does matter. get to the airport early, especially if you're driving to the airport to park. a lot of the parking lots will
fill up, so you're going to have to remember that things will be a little bit slower. and finally, you must have a valid i.d. that's like a driver's license or a passport. the one thing you do not want to bring to the airport -- again, this might surprise a lot of people -- don't bring your gun. what surprises people is that the tsa confiscates six guns a day across the country. with more passengers traveling today, it's likely they will get more guns. so matt, some travel tips and, really, hopefully everything works out smoothly today because, remember, a lot of people are looking at each other. i think if you treat people as if they are a federal air marshal and you're courteous to those people thinking they're a federal air marshal, everything will go smoothly today and you'll make it to dinner at grandmother's. >> or treat people courteously because they're human beings. kerry, thank you very much. this all turns on al's
forecast right here, because the travel could be affected in certain areas of the country. >> that's right. i hope kerry gets out of there today. if he doesn't, he might be stuck there through thanksgiving. let's show you what we're looking at. today as savannah mentioned, not much of a problem. the trouble spot out west. salt lake city. snow continuing to wednesday night. if you're traveling on i-15 from salt lake to great falls, heavy snow across the mountains and visibility problems. thursday the trouble starts. denver airport, snow. dallas and houston, thunderstorms developing. heavy rain. strong winds. airport delays likely. on i-35 from kansas city and minneapolis. icy mix. low visibility. localized flooding. if you're driving along i-70 from st. louis to baltimore, soggy travel and some delays at the airports. the big travel problem will be
tomorrow, which used to be a dead day for travel. everybody is traveling almost every day so tomorrow will be a big problem with a lot of hubs. >> mr. roker, thank you very much. new calls for restraint this morning after turkey shot down a russian plane near the syrian border. the incident escalating tension in a region that does not need more of that. nbc's chief foreign correspondent is in istanbul for us. richard, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. moscow is still fuming over this, the russian foreign minister today accusing turkey of a, quote, planned provocation in which one russian pilot was killed, also a crew member of a russian rescue helicopter. russia says one of its pilots was murdered in cold blood after turkey downed a russian jet yesterday. the two pilots bailed out of their su-24 bomber alive, russia says, but floated down into hostile territory. ground held by the very fighters
they were allegedly bombing. the so-called moderate syrian rebels say a battle was under way between them and the syrian regime. their commander claims the russian plane was assisting syrian government forces. did that russian plane fire on your fighters before it was shot down? >> translator: yes, after it ran out of ammunition it went towards turkey several times. >> reporter: one of the russian pilots fell near this front line and russia says the rebels brutally executed him. the navigator was later recovered by syrian forces and today arrived safely at a russian base. president vladimir putin, who yesterday accused turkey of being in league with terrorists, today warned russians they might not be safe in turkey. turkey's prime minister erdogan in his first public comments since the incident says he doesn't want to further escalate. the same message from president obama. >> i think it's very important
right now for us to make sure that both the russians and the turks are talking to each other, find out exactly what happened, and take measures to discourage any kind of escalation. >> reporter: at this stage it seems unlikely we're going to have any productive conversations between russia and turkey. the russians said today they're reexamining their relations with turkey. matt, savannah, back to you. >> richard engel. thank you. i3 c3 sospechoso llegar a paris.
have been hunting for for more than a week now. extremists before the attacks, her office didn't know what to do with it. meanwhile, people here are returning to work, the schools are opening, the subway behind me has opened again. the simple act of taking your children to school or the morning commute has turned into an act of defiance against the terrorists. they believe though they haven't apprehended every suspect they have managed to disrupt the terror cell by carrying out so
many arrests and raids. something new in the race for the exhaust now, donald trump's wife made her first appearance on the campaign trial last niem. melania trump was flanked by his parents and three of the republican candidate's children during a rally in myrtle beach, south carolina. trump's wife has until now chosen to stay largely behind the scenes. >> he will be the best president ever. we love you. >> trump's family left the stage before he launched into more than an hour of criticism of both his republican rivals and administration. he called a trump i'm percent nater on to the stage, complemented his blond wig and called it a big beautiful head of hair. >> we have a warning from the cdc for people who recently bought rotisserie chicken salad from costco 19 people in seven states are sick with an e.coli infection cranked to that salad.
>> five of those people have been hospitalized. consumers who purchased row sis ri salad salad on or before november 20th are being advised to throw it away and costco has pulled the product from it's shelves. a newborn baby with the umbilical baby still attached. n the manger of a church nativity scene here in new york city. >> a custodian was returning to, work monday afternoon and heard the baby crying. the baby is said to be in good health at a local hospital. >> state law says a baby can be turned over to a church, hospital, local police station or fire department but authorities must be called right away. officials are now looking for a home for the baby but several calls are being received for people wanting to become
parents. >> eastern third of the country spectacular and plenty of sunshine. temperatures into the 60s as you get into the southwest. but we're also looking at a lot of snow back through the pacific northwest, the rockies and cascades. good news. we'll seeing snow in the sierra, and that will help with the snow pack and hopefully help with the drought out there a little bit. drought out there a little bit. this is more than just a town. this is our home. and small business saturday... is more than just a day. it's our day... to shop small at the places we love... with the people we love. for stuff we can't get anywhere else. and food that tastes like home. because the money we spend here... can help keep our town growing. this saturday is small business saturday, let's all shop small. for the neighborhood, the town, the home we love. shop small this saturday. good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. chilly temperatures now rolling into the bay area with mostly
clear skies as the rain moves out. it's 30 degrees now in the north bay and still with some wet spots. be mindful there may be icy conditions on the roads. now, as we look elsewhere, our temperatures in the mid 40s, only expect a high today around 55 degrees all across the bay area. not as windy as yesterday either. a lot of sunshine today and more temperatures like this the rest of the week. >> and that's your latest adele, i mean, weather. >> all right. a thank you very much. coming up, much more on the thanksgiving travel rush. ramped up security nationwide ahead of tomorrow's parade here in new york. >> should you bother with black friday shopping? why you may want to skip the mall madness and first on this wednesday morning, an adele day wednesday morning, an adele day
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new twist .. in the deadly shooting of a muralis a very good morning to you. 7:26. i'm laura garcia-cannon. a surprise new twist in the deadly shooting of a muralist in the east bay. police sources tell nbc bay area the gun used to kill him was stolen from a car of an immigration and customs agent in san francisco. the suspect in the shooting appeared in court yesterday in oakland. bailiffs eventually had to subdue him. marqueis holloway faces robbery and murder charges. investigators say he shot and killed ramos after ramos took out a camera to photograph his work in progress along interstate 580 in oakland. a check of the forecast. it is cold, kari? >> it is cold in some spots. as we look at a live look at
alcatraz. feeling chilly temperatures. 44 degrees in san francisco, freezing in napa and livermore at 37 degrees. more temperatures like that over the next few days. highs staying in the 50s today. mostly sunny skies and a calm wind. it will be freezing as we head into tonight. let's see how it looks now with the morning commute with mike. check this out. the bay bridge toll plaza metering lights are still on. look at that. we just have a minor backup. looking at the maps, slowing south 101 at lucas valley, there's a crash. san rafael moving smoothly. south of there, no problems. a tiny bit of slowing through oakland and maybe toward milpitas. north 280 is the slowest spot recovering from a crash around saratoga. slow off the 880 interchange. >> we'll be back with another news update in about half an hour. if you're traveling, safe travels to you. if not, we'll be here tomorrow morning. have a great day.
♪ 7:30 now on this wednesday morning, november 25th, 2015, and this crowd will not be let down because adele is here and will perform in just a few minutes. we're going to put it up on the big jumbotron right there so they will be able to see her and get close to her and we're hoping to persuade her to walk out with us in a few minutes. >> can we talk about that at the 8:00 open. can we say that in fact -- we can say in fact that adele is going to go outside. >> all right. >> she's coming out there, people! >> those people have been waiting in some cases for a day now. >> awesome. >> anyway, on this wednesday morning, take a look at some of the stories right now. hundreds of demonstrators
marched through the streets of chicago overnight following the release of this video that shows the 2014 police shooting of a black teenager. the officer now being held on a charge of first-degree murder. >> belgium police have issued an arrest warrant for the man tied to the attacks in paris. he was seen driving the car with the key suspect two days before the bombings and shootings. and another round of storms in washington state adding to problems caused by some severe weather last week, some 40,000 people without power. a lot of them being told, unfortunately, that electricity won't be restored in time for thanksgiving. that is not fun. let's begin this half hour with a holiday travel rush and stepped-up security in the wake of new threats from isis. "today" national correspondent craig melvin is in times square here in new york city. craig, good morning to you. >> reporter: matt, good morning. let's just look at the next six weeks here in new york city. of course, tomorrow, the big macy's thanksgiving day parade, 3 million people are expected to
attend. next week the lighting of the rockefeller christmas tree, and believe it or not, a few weeks from now the ball will drop here in times square to bring in 2016. as you might imagine, law enforcement officials are on a heightened state of alert. there's this new critical response team, matt. it was launched a few weeks ago. we're talking several hundreds specially equipped and specially trained officers who are now here in new york city, especially trained in counterterrorism measures. they participate a number of drills just this week involving it was one, of course, in new york city's subway. two terrorists with assault weapons took some hostages. there was another involving a lone wolf, so to speak, and officials work to retake control of the floor. in addition to that new specialized unit the nypd also in the process of making sure that all 35,000 plus of its officers are trained to deal with an active shooter in case one of these specialized forces
aren't able to respond immediately. in addition to that, in addition to that, at bridges, at tunnels, we're talking about additional boat patrols, we're talking about more of those license plate readers and even some aerial surveillance involving thermal imaging. we should note here, again, at this point here in new york city there is no specific, no credible threat, bill bratton, the police commissioner, saying he wants people to have fun and still be vigilant and also this week a new app was unveiled. in addition to see something, say something, officials want people to see something, send something. send a picture or a text message if you see something that looks amis. matt. >> all right. craig melvin in times square, craig, thanks so much. >> the other piece of this, of course, is the holiday forecast. let's check in over with al. >> guys, there's rough weather in the pacific northwest that will be affecting pretty much
the entire country over the next 72 to four to five days. heavy snow and winds. in fact, as we go to the maps and show you what's going on, up to 50 million people under some sort of winter weather advisory from the west coast all the way into texas and parts of nebraska. we are expecting to see this for today. so, here's the storm starting today. the storm track, the system, more mountain snow, valley freezing rain. tomorrow -- actually i should say today, we're looking into the rockies, the high plains, the travel impacts. as we move into thanksgiving, look at this, from san antonio to oklahoma city. severe storms. big icing conditions up into the upper mississippi river valley. friday we've got more of the same wet weather from chicago, indianapolis, strong storms down into san antonio. oklahoma going to be dealing with ice and snow as well. here are the rainfall amounts. some parts of texas and oklahoma up to 8 inches of rain. look for localized flooding. it's going to be a mess, plus as far as snow is concerned, out west, we're looking at anywhere
from 8 inches to 2 feet of snow through the rockies, and then as we make our way into the central plains ice is going to be a big, big problem, anywhere from a quarter to half an inch from parts of new mexico all the way up into the u. good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. we're in the low to mid 40s for most of the bay area, but freezing temperatures in the north bay. mostly sunny skies stay with us throughout the day and highs in the mid 50s. a light wind. we do still have some spots where the roads are wet. so keep that in mind as you head out for holiday travel or heading to work this morning. over the next few days we're in for freezing morning temperatures, especially in the valleys. highs only reaching into the 50s. we see that continuing into the weekend. >> that's your latest weather. don draper called and wants his jacket back. >> he'd be wearing plaid today as well. >> sorry about that at home.
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know we're giving an indoor concert. >> they just want to be close. >> we believe what we want to believe. adele is here and she is going to go out and say hi to the crowd, but will perform inside our sued joe. every year on black friday crowds are racing to the stores. >> with the rise of online shopping does black friday really matter for shoppers anymore? >> according to american express nearly half of us still plan to take advantage of friday sales, spending an average of $584, but turns out black friday is just not the blow out day it used to be, consumers can now get major discounts before and after the big day and there are bargains of course always on the internet 24/7. it seems black friday is turning into more of a gray day. the black friday stampede is about to begin. but shoppers this year might want to slow down. turns out they don't have to join the long lines of bargain
hunters as soon as thanksgiving dinner is over. >> black friday matters a lot less than it used to. there was a time when all sales happened on black friday and today it feels you start hearing about sales a month, two months before black friday. >> reporter: while the friday after thanksgiving still brings out the masses yearning to save big, these days it's more like a black friday season. >> every day for ten days expect new deals. >> reporter: retailers have caught on that customers are buying earlier. >> according to nielsen more than a third have started shopping by the end of september and by this time of year it's more than half. not to mention the fact that not all shoppers like the friday madness. >> the headaches don't really justify being out of bed at 4:00 in the morning to shop. >> does anybody want to be part of this? >> no. >> chevy has a better way with black friday deals all month long. >> reporter: online deals and cyber monday the black friday of cyberspace means shoppers can get bargain basement prices without leaving their basement. according to one study the
number of consumers planning to shop online is up 12% over the last year and in many cases the deals can now actually come directly to you. >> the retailers that will do the best are the ones that can figure out how to use big data to get you the deals you want at the moment you want them on your mobile device. >> reporter: so what do you need to know to be a smart black friday shopper? only wait in line if you know it's worth it. experts say you should only stand in line at a local retailer that does not have a website and is offering special holiday sales in their stores. also, don't even think about paying full price, don't think about buying something until the discount is 30 or 40% off. keep an eye on your item online, you might be able to catch a better deal. what time should you start to shop? to get an idea when stores are most crowded on black friday google analyzed data from smartphone users with their location history turned on allowing them to anonymously track your device. >> that's good. >> turns out crowds are heaviest
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all right. we're back. 7:49 on a wednesday morning. we're getting ready for a big performance from adele live in our studio, and dylan is in for carson over in the original room to help us get ready. >> hey, good morning, guys. actually had to stop listening to that song on repeat just to come to the original room today the it's just playing constantly in our house, and if you're like me, hello kind of makes you tear up a little bit, but now there's a version sure to help you smile instead. adele joined jimmy fallon for a new rendition of her song use, of course, classroom instruments and, yes, a toy phone. ♪ hello from the other side
♪ i'm sorry for breaking your heart ♪ ♪ does it tear you apart >> the song just always sounds good, no matter what instruments you're use, and now adele has officially taken over the record for most u.s. albums sold in a week, and she did it in just three days, selling nearly 2.5 million albums. it's expected to reach 3 million by the end of the week, and that breaks the old record set back 15 years ago, 'n sync's "no strings attached" which sold 2.4 million copies and they have tweeted. we officially say bye bye spgs-base as adele says hello to the record. it's almost like we planned this. >> you're right. doesn't matter if you use childhood instruments with that voice you do do fingernails on a blackboard and it would play
good. >> do you think we can play triangles in the background. i'm available. >> ding. >> coming up, we'll talk to adele about her remarkable week and take her outside to say hi to a sea of fans out on the plaza. >> but first on a wednesday morning a check of your local news. this is more than just a town. this is our home. and small business saturday... is more than just a day. it's our day... to shop small at the places we love... with the people we love. for stuff we can't get anywhere else. and food that tastes like home. because the money we spend here... can help keep our town growing. this saturday is small business saturday, let's all shop small. for the neighborhood, the town, the home we love. shop small this saturday.
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home - a total loss this morning .. after being good wednesday morn. it's 7:56. i'm sam brock. a south bay home a total loss this morning, this after being gutted by fire. it started at about 8:00 last night on wooden court in san jose. the flames quickly spread but nor natalie firefighters kept it from jumping to neighborhood homes. a family of three lives there, none of whom was home when this happened. our crew was still there when the homeowner arrived. devastated but trying to look at the brighter side of things. >> it's a shame and heartbreaking. again, i'm okay, my wife is okay, my son is okay. my family is okay. we'll get through this. >> firefighters say they won't even go inside at this point to try to figure out a cause until late they are morning. tough obviously because the
holidays and tough because it is cold outside. antily shauter joinilaughter joh more. >> we are seeing fog overhead. temperatures are still cold this morning, back into the 30s and 40s. later this afternoon it won't warm much. mid 50s across the entire bay and another round of freezing temperatures. we'll talk about that more at 11:00. let's talk about the roads with mike. >> they're fine. holiday slowing, north 101 into palo alto. the north bay, crash southbound at lucas valley road. that's moving a little better. looks like they may have one more lane clear. the bay bridge toll plaza, look at the live shot, they turned off the metering lights at 7:47. just like that time, foegs are flying through the area. maintain the speed limit, folks, and some puddling on the roadways still. >> holiday light, traffic light, you don't see that at the bay bridge very often. we'll be back in 25 minutes with
♪ it's 8:00 on today. trouble in toyland. planning to do holiday shopping for the kids? we'll tell you about dangerous toys still on the shelf. >> plus, carly simon says the legendary singer opens up about life, love and the man behind that song. and she's the most talked about woman in music. the superstar smashing record sales with her brand new album as adele performs live, wednesday, november 25th, 2015. ♪
>> good morning, adele. we brought a gift from you all the way from long island. >> good morning, oklahoma. >> wake up, kansas city! >> good morning, corpus christi, texas. >> it's 38 degrees. >> and there's a 100% chance we're from florida! >> absolutely beautiful. it's the day before thanksgiving. we have a huge crowd. we always have a huge crowd on thanksgiving the day before. it becomes even huger when the biggest star on the planet is here. all these folks are hoping to get a glimpse of adele. dylan. shall we do the dance we'll do when we met adele ourselves. >> we are so excited. >> that was fun. >> and matt is even luckier because he's with adele and she's ready to say good morning. >> so, tomorrow, we get to welcome santa claus to the parade and this morning, we get
to welcome adele to the plaza to a few fans that are here in new york city. come on over here. normally, watch your step. this is the kind of crowd we get when stars perform outside. these people who know you're here performing inside. >> you know. why might she sell 3 million albums in one week, this is why, right here. >> it is incredible how quick -- remember just a couple weeks ago, the new music and here she is, the song is on everyone's lips, a cultural phenomenon and giving her fans such -- such a delight.
>> we're going to be hearing from adele in just a little while, but first with natalie on assignment, tamron's got a check of the top stories even as adele continues to take selfies. officer van dyke was indicted tuesday on the charge of first degree murder. his attorney says it was self-defense. caution is the watch word as americans defy new terror threats to begin their holiday travel and shopping. nbc national correspondent peter alexander is at the white house. peter organization good morning.
>> tamron, good morning to you. happy thanksgiving. officials at the white house say there is no credible or specific intelligence indicating a paris-style plot here in the u.s. still this latest propaganda video isis is now taunting the u.s., mocking american soldiers, as demoralized and suicidal after the wars in iraq and afghanistan. but no actual threat in that video. a new fbi and homeland security bulletin urges local police to stay vigilant. the top concern, it says, remains homegrown extremists. the challenge remains defending those soft targets across the country. our new york city -- in new york city our station wnbc got exclusive access to the nypd's new critical response command. they held counterterrorism drills battling both active shooters and hostage takers. later this morning again at the white house president obama will meet with his national security advisers to review the security situation across the country. >> all right, peter, thank you very much. officials in belgium say they have arrested four new suspects with direct ties to the
paris terror attacks. they also issued an arrest warrant for a fifth man, mohamed abrini who was recorded with another suspect at a gas station near paris two days before the attacks. and in paris, a prosecutor revealed tuesday that the massacre ringleader, had planned to attack the city's financial district just days later. however, he was killed in a shoot-out with police. along with tighter security, bad weather from utah to missouri could slow holiday weekend travel. an estimated 3.5 million americans will be traveling by air, and aaa says nearly 47 million will be driving at least 50 miles to their thanksgiving destinations. that's a slight increase from last year, thanks in part to the lowest gas prices we've seen in seven years. and a piece of alabama history put up a stubborn fight before fading into the past. engineers tried to implode a century old smoke stack. all that was left of an historic cotton mill. take a look at this. but it failed to come down after
the first explosion. now, after another try, only part of it collapsed. they finally used a back hoe to knock down the rest. the result is what you see there. thankfully the back hoe driver was okay after -- i think you could even hear cheers there. he's fine. but you can imagine a pretty scary thing. i guess sometimes history does not want to say bye-bye. >> won't be wearing those clothes again, i can tell you that. wow. all right tamron thank you very much. >> you're probably going to do some holiday shopping over this long weekend. >> and if toys are on your list there's some new safety concerns tied to certain products we want to keep your eye on them today's erica hill's got that. >> good morning to you. these findings come to us from the u.s. public interest research group, which tested hundreds of toys from stores across the country, finding safety hazards with at least one in ten. so here's what you should know before you buy. 'tis the season for holiday toys. but this new report warns, there's trouble in toyland.
the u.s. public interest research group, or pirg, says it tested over 200 toys and found 22 to be, in its words, potentially harz ardous. >> we found these toys everywhere from small dollar stores to big chain stores. >> reporter: toys like this fun bubbles jump rope, which the group says has ten times the legal limit of a banned toxic substance, linked to developmental problems. also singled out by the group, slinky jr. which it claims contains high levels of the chemical chrome yum. >> chrome yum compounds are also known to cause cancer in the lungs when inhaled, and in the stomach when ingested. >> another major concern, choking. responsible for 106 toy-related deaths between 2001 and 2013. this football, the group says, is a prime example. >> this g-2 air mini football, which has a small plastic cap at the end, which easily comes off. >> the football's makers, say
independent tests quote verify this product complies with u.s. and canadian small parts regulations. magnets like these sent nearly 3,000 kids to the emergency room between 2009 and 2013. but are still sold as toys. >> they have caused a severe internal damage. >> more than 251,000 children ended up in an emergency room with a toy-related injury in 2014. the toy industry association says all toys sold in the u.s., no matter where they're manufactured, must meet rigorous safety tests. and be certified by an independent, federally approved, lab. the message for parents -- >> the three "ss" to think about. number one is supervise. you've always got to supervise your child when they first open a new gift. the second is to look at the size of the pieces. and finally, think about the security. so, a battery really needs to be
secured. those tiny little disks with be opened and swallowed. >> safety ultimately lies in your hands. in the 30 years they've been doing this report the u.s. public interest research group says the findings have resulted in 150 recalls. we did reach out to many of those toy's manufacturers, did not hear back from them all but we do have the full list of toys at today.com. >> all the things you've got to be cognizant of when you've got little kids. >> in all seriousness it is a lot of work. if you've got lots of little tiny things. >> erica, thank you so much. coming up, something to think about before your feast tomorrow. is it ever okay to double dip your chips? >> no. >> of course it is. >> plus we're helping you knock out some holiday shopping today with a special edition of steals and deals, including huge bargain on jewelry that you usually sells for like $300. >> wow. and did we mention, adele is here? we're going to chat with her about her record-breaking week. everything that's going on in her incredible life. and she's got a performance here
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we're back now at 1:13. time for what's trending today. very excited that adele is here. >> yes. >> okay. we have chips and dips this morning. i want to let people into the trending process around here. every morning people come in and they say there's these stories you can do for trending and why did we pick this story today? >> because we all wanted gawk moly. >> exactly. >> because truth be told, we have done this story about double dipping before. >> yeah. >> but we're going to double dip again this morning. >> because we're hungry. >> we want to eat -- >> what's the story. >> the story is science is weighing in on whether it is okay to double dip. >> remember. >> george costanza on "seinfeld," roll the tape. >> that's why we real dea. >> that's like putting your whole mouth right in the dip. from now on, when you take a
chip, just take one dip and end it. >> my favorite part -- >> i like to rotate the chip? that's a good way to do it the. here's the final answer, double dipping does encourage the spread of germs. >> no. >> according to experts at clemson university. they found that bacteria easily spreads from mouth to chip and of the dips they tested, salsa, chocolate and cheese, sign me up for that test, salsa retained the back theiat longest. >> it's the wettest. >> i guess so. >> yeah. >> it's a no go. >> really. >> do not do it. >> really, if you're with people like your family. >> no, no. let's move on. now that the guy is proving chivalry is not dead. take a look what he did for a woman during a recent bout of flooding in india. he doesn't want her to get wet, a nice guy who uses two chairs basically as stepping stones making sure that she doesn't have to put her feet in the water. >> that's fantastic.
>> is that real, like amazing. >> isn't that nice. >> and the car and everything. >> the dangers they face. >> what you can't hear is her saying hurry up, next one. >> by the way, we did speed up that video. >> still pretty good. >> very impressive. >> on twitter #laura has been trending because she's hypnotizing people with the sound of her voice. take a listen. >> laura. >> what is noaa. >> 'n sync 200, new addition 400, new addition 600, 1,600, 2,000, 82 hundred. >> michelle pfeiffer and halle berry have both played this transformed character with highsened powers. >> who is catwoman. >> right. >> oh, my goodness. >> her name is laura ashby and people are trying to figure out where she's from. they think that that's an accent. >> no, i don't think so. >> what do you think. >> how hard is it to find out where she's from. they tell you at the beginning of the show when they introduce
you. >> you don't have to be sherlock holmes to find out. turns out she's from georgia. >> okay. >> more of like an affectation. >> seems like it. >> interesting. i watch "jeopardy!" all the time and that stood out to me. i didn't know it would be part of trending. >> it's contagious. you feel like you want to start trying that. >> geesher breaking a record that stood for more than 50 years and ed sheeran lands a role in a highly anticipated movie. dylan, let's hear about it. >> starting with justin bieber beating a beatles record that stood for 51 years. justin has now 17 songs on the billboard hot 100 list, 17. that's the most any artist has ever had on the chart in a single week. the success thanks in part to hit singles like "what do you mean" and "sorry." the beatles had 14 songs on the list and drake matched that record twice earlier this year, but bieber is the first to top it and to top it by three songs. pretty incredible. here are two different things we love, ed sharen and bridget jones and now they are finally coming together. ed instagram the this photo of
himself on the set of the new movie, renee zellweger peeking over his shoulder. he spent the day being an actor in the new bridget jones movie. loved it. you're gonna love it, too. no word on whether ed will play himself or compete for bridget's affections. it will be interesting to see what role he has. finally charlie puth saying sometimes a kiss is really just a kiss. remember that now famous lip lock he shared with meghan trainor watching this with your parents it was the most awkward moment of the night. happened sunday at the american music awards. charlie assures "usa today" he and meghan added they are just best friends and he's seeing someone else and would not want people to get the wrong idea. >> how would that happen? >> in light of all the dibble dipping. >> explaining double dipping. >> dylan, thank you. you know, we are looking at sunshine this morning. temperatures mild across the bay area considering where they were
a couple hours ago. we are back into the 50s. late they are afternoon we will see sunshine continue through the day. if you are traveling across the state over the next couple of days, it's going to be cold for those morning hours. temperatures back into the mid 50s. have a great thanksgiving. >> that's your late weather. matt? >> thank you very much. so happy to have music's biggest star with us this morning. adele is riding high smashing records with her brand new album. we'll chat not a morning and listen to her sing and first, what everyone is talking about. ♪ i must have called a thousand times ♪ >> with her giant voice and raw emotion, adele is taking the music industry by storm. ♪ let me photograph >> "25" is the already the year's top album expected to sell a record-shattering 3 million copies by the end of
this week. ♪ >> adele! >> and her recent radio city one-night concert created a fan frenzy. ♪ i'm sorry >> since its october release her single "hello" has sold more than 2.6 million copsies. and is this week's most downloaded song following a flawless "snl" performance. even and "snl" sketch to solidify her as a pop culture phenomenon. ♪ >> now i'm starting to get an accent. >> with her signature laugh, adele also knows how to have fun. >> fairies have wings. ♪ i made up my mind >> her debut album "19," her age at the time first made adele famous in 2008. ♪ ♪ we could have had it all
>> adele's next mega recorder 21 exploded and landed six grammys, including album of the year and became the top seller for two straight years. and now with 25, adele is once again singing her way straight into music history. ♪ when we were young >> hello. welcome. >> hello. >> it's great to have you here. >> thank you. thanks for having me back. >> just brag about you for a second. you're going to sell 3 million copies of this album this week. 2.6 million downloads of "hello." 1.1 million in like a week. you make all your own clothes, you're a black belt in judo, you cook really well. how do you get your arms around all of this? >> it's pretty overwhelming, but it's -- it's incredible, you know, and the reaction getting here this morning and everyone being here is so beautiful. it's so nice. >> adele said to me in the
commercial break, she said i've been here like three times before and no one was ever even outside, and now this place is packed. >> and they must be so cold. >> i don't think they mind, to be honest with you. you said that the success of "22" was scary. >> yes. >> so is it less scary this time around? >> i feel like i kind of knew what i was getting into this time, not that i expected this kind of reaction, but -- because i had experienced the success of "21." i was more red they time. when it happened on "21" i was clueless. never happened to me before. also more prepared and i also have a kid which is the most grounding thing which i'm sure any parent will know. >> i want to talk about angelo in a sec. after "21" you took time and you sat down and to start writing songs about this album you had a pretty severe case of writer's block. >> yeah. >> you said you couldn't write songs from the same place that you were for "21." >> yeah. >> did you start to worry that you could only write music from
an unhappy place? >> yeah. i think that is the case, and i think it's just a way of channeling it. i don't think sadness is always devastating. it can be quite uplifting and joyful as well and sometimes you have to let yourself to be sad in order to move forward. once i started looking tat like that, i'm quite happy. i felt like i didn't need to let myself going in order to access my creativity so that's good. >> i talked to you for a few minutes at radio city the other day and you told me angelo is a key factor in how happy you are right now. you've had time to dedicate to him in between these two albums since he's been born. do you get concerned at all that now with the explosion of this album that you're going to have to get back on that career treadmill and have less time to dedicate to him? >> oh, my son comes everywhere with me. we're good. we're tight. he's first person i see in the morning and the last person i say at night and vice versa so we're all good. i make time for him like i always have. one of the main reasons why i've
been away for so long because, no, my kid is more important, you know, and -- and my kid comes first and my music comes second and i come second, you know. >> a lot of us were at radio city the other night when you held your concert. first concert in several years. >> i was so relieved. >> tell me how nervous you were because i watched as that curtain parted and you were standing there and you saw that crowd. >> i was trying to be like deadpan like -- trying to be like a do i have ashe and i couldn't, and i saw the crowd and i just melted. i was so happy to be there. i was very nervous. after that the second or third song i was chilled, i was sglrt what do you like when you get nervous? do you get fidgety, walk around? >> fidgety, i moan and complain and escape and try to get out, like belch. >> i've never heard that. >> so they are vows singing this early in the morning i'll be like backstage. >> you said in the concert, said something that i thought was so sweet. you said it was the first time that your boyfriend. >> yeah.
>> had ever had the chance to see you perform in concert. >> yeah. >> the first time he saw me was at grammys which was the first time i opened my mouth to sing after my surgery and everyone was holding on, but, yeah, his first -- the first of my whole show that he had seen and he loved it and such a great moment. >> so he approved. >> even if it's rubbish he would have approved. >> a would have been a deal ender. by the way, that wasn't the best i've ever seen you. >> i watched something on television, online the other day i think you did for the bbc. >> yeah. >> where you -- you disguised yourself. >> yes. >> and you went to an audition for adele impersonators. >> yeah. >> first of all, you're a very good actress. >> oh, i thank you. >> no, i mean it. >> thank you very much. >> i thought you were incredibly natural. what was this like for you? >> amazing. they asked me to judge it, and i was like no, no, i want to be an impersonator. it was amazing. nothing quite prepared me for walking towards ten other girls dressed up like me. that was pretty overwhelming but and the whole thing was funny
and it's it was really, really beautiful and i cried a whole lot once i revealed myself. but my accent so obvious. i think she's like him, and oh, my god. >> you had a fake nose on. >> fake chin. >> i think the funny thing is could you have imagined ten years ago that there would be auditions for adele impersonators? >> no, never, never. there's a drag queen in l.a. that i really want to see. he looks amazing, does a really good job. now that i've done that, opened a whole new world to them and i want to find all of them. >> you're going to sing a song in just a little while on the show. >> yeah. >> can you quickly tell me the back story of the song because it's really sweet. >> i'm singing a million years ago in a little while. it's about -- basically this park in south london me and my friends used to go to all the time and would just hang out and chat about everything and big things and small things and flippant things and stuff like that, and i drove past it a month ago now, and i just burst into tears because none of us
were there, it wasn't just me, none of us could be there because we have lives and we're all adults now. >> it's an emotional song. i'm ... ==topvo== a surprise new twist .. in the deadly shooting of a muralist in good morning. it's 8:26. a surprise new twist in the deadly shooting of a muralist in the east bay. police sources tell nbc bay area that the gun used to kill him was stolen from the car of an immigration and customs agent in san francisco. the suspect in the shooting appeared in court yesterday. a bailiff had to subdue him because he was out of line. he faces robbery and murder charges. investigators say he shot the man in september after ramos took out a camera to photograph his work in progress. here is mike with a look at your traffic picture. >> 880 through oakland is jammed
from the calcium. 880 is the only slow spot. a couple of crashes. right by the coliseum, both directions because there's a crash around high street as well, we talked about that. that's the only slow spot. once you get to the toll plaza, there are no metering lights. the south bay moves well. mild slowing where we lose one lane in palo alto. >> that's a nice picture. we will have more local news and a look at the forecast and traffic in a half an hour.
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e 8:30 now on this wednesday morning. it's the 25th of november, 2015. a day that will live in infamy because adele is here. she sounds beautiful. she is beautiful. just had a great chat with her. she's as charming as we all thought. >> so nice of her to come out here a couple minute ago and actually say hi to fans and take selfies and then prepare to go inside and sing. we're going to get that live performance coming up in just a couple of minutes. >> yeah. >> looking forward to that. >> also ahead, another singer
that people really lot. we'll catch up with carly simon. we'll talk to her about her career, stage fright and the new duet that she's very excited about. >> plus, on "steals and deals" up to 80% off great holiday ideas and a little something we're told for everyone this morning so we can officially start our holiday shopping, i guess. >> yeah. >> and check out our prep kitchen. the food team already hard at work on our thanksgiving feast, basting, chopping. >> look at that turkey. >> what's going on with that bird? >> probably not the best position i've seen that turkey in. >> all right. don't judge. chef sunny anderson and brandy maloy will be do the honors manning our thanksgiving hotline. e-mail them your questions and we'll try to help you out. >> let's get a check of the weather. >> let's show you what we're going on. first of all, got the big macy's thanksgiving day parade. 9:00 a.m., start out at 38 degrees as we step out on the
upper west side and at noon variable clouds and light winds and temperature about 57 degrees. matt and savannah, yours actually all bringing in the thanksgiving festivities. for today, snow out in the rockies. look for windy conditions up through the mississippi river valley with wet weather. eastern third of the country looking spectacular. that's what's good wednesday morning to you. waking up to chilly temperatures this morning. a live look at san francisco shows things have cleared out. we have cloud cover across the south bay. look at our highs today. we are talking mid 50s from the north bay down to the south bay. temperatures get colder tonight. that cold spell sticks around through the weekend with a chance of rain by monday. we will talk about that coming up in 20 minutes. >> all right. that's your latest weather.
now let's go back inside and get ready for adele! >> nothing more to say. adele, take it away. ♪ ♪ i only wanted to have fun ♪ learning to fly, learning to run ♪ ♪ i let my heart decide the way when i was young ♪ ♪ deep down i must have always known ♪ ♪ that this would be inevitable ♪ ♪ to earn my stripes i'd have to pay and bare my soul ♪
♪ ♪ i know i'm not the only one ♪ who regrets the things they've done ♪ ♪ sometimes i just feel it's only me ♪ ♪ what can stand the reflection that they see ♪ ♪ i wish i could live a little more ♪ ♪ look up to the sky, not just the floor ♪ ♪ i feel like my life is flashing by ♪ ♪ and all i can do is watch and cry ♪ ♪ i miss the air, i miss my friends ♪ ♪ i miss my mother, i miss it when ♪ ♪ life was a party to be thrown
but that was a million years ago ♪ ♪ when i walk around all of the streets ♪ ♪ where i grew up and found my feet ♪ ♪ they can't look me in the eye ♪ ♪ it's like they're scared of me ♪ ♪ i try to think of things to say ♪ ♪ like a joke or a memory ♪ but they don't recognize me now ♪ ♪ in the light of day ♪ ♪ i know i'm not the only one
♪ who regrets the things they've done ♪ ♪ sometimes i just feel it's only me ♪ ♪ who never became who they thought they'd be ♪ ♪ i wish i could live a little more ♪ ♪ look up to the sky, not just the floor ♪ ♪ i feel like my life is flashing by ♪ ♪ and all i can do is watch and cry ♪ ♪ i miss the air, i miss my friends ♪ ♪ i miss my mother, i miss it when ♪ ♪ life was a party to be thrown ♪ ♪ but that was a million years ago ♪ ♪ a million years ago
>> yes! >> adele, thank you so much for being here. >> nice to be here. >> can i tell you there's probably -- this may be the only time that we have had to actually send a note out to the staff and say no more people. >> thank you. >> no more people can come in the studio. >> oh, thanks so much for coming and thanks for having me and to everyone outside as well, i know you're probably cold. it's so lovely. i wish i could come out and hug all of you. there's too many of you. >> congratulations in getting through the song with matt and i making moony eyes. >> can i ask you a business question real quick, real quickly. >> yes. >> you're one of the few people on the plante who can say i may not stream some songs. >> all right, yes. >> you've chosen to put "hello" out there and not the other music.
might you make a decision in the future to stream some of the music. >> i'm certainly not kind of spite things up. i'm doing what i've always done. "hello" is out there because it's on radio. probably, yeah. >> good to know. >> congratulations. you make us swoon, adeal. thank you so much. congratulations. >> and happy holidays. >> you, too, you, too. >> thank you so much. >> thanks for being so kind. >> get out of my way. >> thank you >> you can hear much more of her on a one-hour special "adele live in new york. "it's fantastic we were there. december 14, right here on nbc. >> and we're back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc. >> braffo. >> thank you.
we've got a special edition of "steals and deals." today we're shopping small in honor of small business saturday. our contributing editor jill martin promises bargains are big even if we're shopping small. good morning, good to see you. >> i don't know how i can follow adele but i'll try with these deals. >> give it your best shop. we'll start with jewelry. always a lot of sparkle, obviously, for the holiday and these will all arrive for holiday gifts. >> okay. >> jennifer miller jewelry, you get the bracelet set or this mother of pearl necklace, so it's either/or. the retail is $295. now the necklace is real mother of pearl, and it's white gold plated, and then with the bracelets you get all six of them, so you can break them up, use them as stocking stuffers, half and half for teacher's gifts. they are great. >> what's the deal. >> celeb fans heidi klum and j. lo. >> the deal is $59. 820% off. >> okay. these are really popular right now. over the last five or six years, shaving kits for men.
>> yeah, and you could use this, right in. >> we'll use it in a couple of days. >> are you a fancy shaver? >> i do use the brush, i have to admit. >> this is a gift men won't buy for themselves. the retail is 158 and it's labeled the kit all a man needs so you get four months worth of product. the pre-shave oil, the shaving cream, the brush, the stand and the aftershave. >> in different skrerngts by the way. >> three different scents. all together you get the set so it's really nice. the retail 158. the deal 47.50, 70% off. >> okay. great. let's move on to scarves for her. >> okay. these are seasonless so you can really wear these all year long. the theodora and callum scarves. retail is $15. rayon blend, so you can wear them indoors and outside. celb fans include blake livelily and sofia vergara. the deal is $19. 71% off, a really good deal and a ton of different patterns.
go on today.com to see them. >> what are these, scru? >> we open one so you can -- >> that's smells great. >> lemon whipped sugar scrubs two-piece set. >> that's really nice. >> two different scents. get two of the same, break them up for stocking stuffers and create an at-home spa which i know you love to do. the retail is $70 and the deal is $20. 70% off. >> okay. and finally, everything has kind of a nice smell to it so far except the jewelry the these are beautiful cannedles. >> yeah. this is major because it's a set of four by aquiesse and retail is $136. can you split them up. you get four candles in different scents, 100 hours of burn time, 11 ounces each. the retail 136. the deal 39.95. 71% off. >> you're right. could you split that up and do really well economically with gifts for a lot of people. >> and for teachers' gifts, a perfect mix for small business saturday. >> the time of the segment where i'm supposed to run through the products again. the bracelet set and necklace,
that's from jennifer miller jewelry, luxury shaving sets from e-shave, the theodora & callum scarf, a two-piece scrub set from lalicious and holiday candles from aquiesse. jill, thank you. for any questions click on the steals and deals page at today.com. >> up next, savannah goes one-on-one with music great carly simon, but, first, this is "today" on a we
when it comes to songwriting, nobody does it better than carly simon. for decades her music has defined a generation. in her new memoir called "boys in the trees can the "simon opens up about her difficult childhood, crippling anxiety and stage fright and some rocky romances with some of the most irresistible men in hollywood, and it's a pleasure to have carly simon here. good morning to you.
>> good morning to you. >> you have this wonderful career. you're such a legend, and only now are you writing this book. why -- why does now seem like the right time to tell your story? >> it really didn't make any kind of sense. it just -- i was asked if i would write it for a great deal of money, and -- and, of course, i didn't end up keeping any of it because it -- it went to a different publisher during the course of it, and so the deal was off, but -- but i got with people that understood me and understood what i wanted to say as opposed to people who were telling me what to write and in what voice to write it. >> we learned so much about you, and you see in the book that paradox between on the one hand you being shy and kind of wanting to be your own area, and then at the same time wanting to be known and seen and to be in the limelight. and you talk a lot very honestly about stage fright and anxiety and what you went through. >> anxiety was always a
tremendously large part of my life, and i think in part because of trying to look for what the truth is and not being able to find it or being able to hear what, you know, i was told that the opposite was true of what i thought was true. i had been very careful as a mother to not twist my kids' minds up with facts that are not fact. >> and we learn a lot about your relationship with james taylor, and i think you write that there was a certain pre-destination about it, and you write very lovingly about him. >> i think so. >> you also, as you mentioned, are doing this is an nbc news special report. here's kate snow. >> good day. we're coming on from new york on the air because president obama
is expected to make a statement in a few moments at the white house after a closed door meeting with his national security team. this comes, of course, as millions of americans take to the roads and the sky traveling for the thanksgiving holiday. security has been increased at airports throughout the u.s. in the wake of the terror attacks in paris 11 days ago. they've also issued a worldwide travel alert for americans and the fbi has warned law enforcement all across the nation to be on alert for potential paris-style copycat attacks. nbc national correspondent peter alexander is on the north lawn of the white house. what do we expect to hear from the president here? >> kate, we'll hear from the president speaking directly to the american people. the desire of the white house and the president is to try to assure anxious americans given what's happened in paris and mali about the state of homeland security right now and what is a rare move. he'll be standing with some of his top national security advisers from the fbi, homeland security, counterterrorism,
among others, standing beside him on that stage in the ro roosevelt room, as it were. there's still no credible and specific intelligence to indicate they have any awareness of any terrorist-like plot targeting the united states specifically. but the president wants to update americans on the status right now and on what the u.s. is doing in its fight against terror, acknowledging a majority of americans right now are not satisfied with the president's handling on terrorism. >> peter, as we await the president, we got a two-minute warning. it should be any moment now. talk about what the state department is saying about the travel alert. >> obviously the state department that's been focused on americans traveling overseas and potential threat. the fear of increased terrorist activities overseas. but there is a new fbi, department of homeland security bulletin urging local police to stay vigilant. it talks about the biggest fear at home being the soft targets.
specifically targets being threatened by lone wolf attackers. which is to say, they don't think there's an isis-type attack we witnessed in paris but the potential from a lone individual attacking soft targets from los angeles to boston, obviously, a place where security is going to be focused over the course of the next several days, over this holiday. the president himself is trying to balance security with some of the pageantry, the tradition of the holiday as well. he is going to be pardoning the thanksgiving turkey only a few hours from now. but i think the white house recognized the urgency of the situation, the need to speak directly to americans, especially after nearly two weeks where the president was overseas, and a lot of people viewed his comments over a series of news conferences being a little out of touch with some of the anxiety and real fear that americans are experiencing right now given what they witnessed happening overseas. >> i want to go to pete williams who covers the justice department for us. you were with the fbi director the other day talking to him about security in this country.
what do we know right now? >> the picture hasn't substantially changed. the threat remains in the u.s. the potential for home-grown extremists. people who either direct it or inspired by isis to carry out some attack here. that's the most difficult thing to track. administration official i've talked to today said one of the reasons for the president's statement, which is unusual, is to sort of tamp down anxiety. basically to say we're watching for threats. we're on the security beat. you go about your business in the holidays because of the relentless attention to this isis threat. that's what they want to do. it's always a delicate balance when officials come out and say we know of no threat if something does happen. one of these untrackable home-grown extremists does something, then it looks like they weren't aware of it. they are trying to balance that as well. the fbi director said the concern remains about what he called dozens of people.
we've been told the number is about 50. people the fbi has been tracking most closely. people that have been in touch with isis sympathizers, but their concern may go from merely being interested to communicating, to going operational. and that's the people they've been concentrating on the most. but this notion that the worst threat is homegrown extremists is something the government has been saying about isis for a year and a half. >> pete, so much news out of paris, even just this morning. more news out of belgium about potential foiled attacks there. we learned yesterday there might have been a plan afoot in paris last week to attack again. it really is heightening concerns, but you say the biggest concern here in this country is not so much isis but someone inspired by? >> correct. not isis coming here to carry out an attack. the fbi director explicitly said he knows of no one from isis who has tried to enter the u.s. in the last weeks or days. if you think about the situation, 5,000 people in
western europe that have gone to syria to join up with isis and then have come home. contrast that with the number in the u.s. which is in the teens of people who have left here, associated with isis and come back. it's a very different threat. and that's one reason they say that the threat picture here is so different. the concern about paris-style attacks, the concern about attacks on soft targets and large public gatherings is the subject of the state department worldwide travel alert, but it's aimed at people overseas because the government says they believe the threat picture here is so substantially different because of the nature of who is here and who may have joined isis to return, kate. >> as we await the president, peter alexander on the white house lawn, we expect that he'll come out with a number of officials, you mentioned earlier. this is his national security briefing he's just had. is it typical for him on a wednesday morning to hear from all of these folks? >> it's not typical for him to speak on the eve of thanksgiving.
he didn't do it in 2011, 2012 or 2013. last year he spoke before thanksgiving. that's when we had the ebola threat. the white house recognizes the need to speak to the american people. i'll ask you to interrupt me as soon as you see the president. i was speaking to a senior administration official. they recognize a lot of things said about this administration. and the president himself and his advisers say they would rather appear weak but be strong in terms of their actions than be strong and wrong, so to speak. to be weak and right is more important than strong and wrong. they insist that's what got the u.s. into the mess that exists in the middle east right now. certainly with the iraq war, specifically. one of the other points they made as we speak about that ebola threat a year ago. they recognize all the harsh rhetoric out there on the campaign trail right now, specifically focused on syrian refugees. and they say we've seen this before with the ebola threat when there was great fear and
anxiety around the country and angry rhetoric saying don't let anybody fly to our shores. they recognize the need to get out in front of it. they brought out an ebola czar to make it clear what they are doing to handle this threat to tamp down the anxiety and better reassure americans they have this under control. >> peter, we're still looking at the empty podium in the roosevelt room. as soon as we see the president we'll take a break and listen to him. the state department spokesman clarifying the travel alert and saying people shouldn't be afraid to travel. that americans should still travel overseas, travel domestically, but be vigilant and prudent. that's probably the same message we expect to hear from the president? >> that is likely the message we'll hear. he'll likely thank the members of his homeland security team. he did that yesterday. he also communicated in that news conference alongside the french president, francois hollande the u.s. is doing everything in its power right
now to try to defend the u.s. homeland, to defend americans as best they can. but it's -- be clear. this is a very challenging situation. and it underscores a point we've been making. it's the fact with these home-grown extremists, lone wolf type of attackers, it's next to impossible to protect every one of these soft targets across the country from rodeo drive in los angeles to potentially fenway park in boston. law enforcement officials from both departments recognize the challenge they face right now. they have a heightened state of alert. but they, too, are trying to calm fears and are hoping the american people will continue to maintain their vigilance as well. if they see something, that they will certainly say something about it. >> pete williams othat note, as you look at law enforcement agencies across the country and what they are doing just in case, what's happening operationally on the ground that's maybe different now than
a month ago? >> more attention paid to potential isis sympathizers in the u.s. something like 80 of them have been arrested in the last year and a half. but the number of arrests this year has been higher than in the past. that's thing one. thing two is more vigilance and more presence. more visible presence at large public gatherings, sporting events, parades. just out on the streets. and that's really for three reasons. one is to be there in case something happens. secondly, is to reassure people that the police are well aware of the threat and are doing something about it, and third is, as deterrence. especially for copycats. if people are looking at what happens in paris and thinking about doing something and that may push them over the edge, the hope is that if they head out to the street and see this large presence of police, they may have second thoughts. so all three of those things are not police are doing.
but in a substantial measure, the isis threat in the u.s. today is what it was two weeks ago, two months ago. as a matter of fact, i think anxiety in law enforcement was actually higher right before the fourth of july holiday than it is right now. because there were a number of people that were arrested, if you recall, in the days leading up to the forth of july. a number of plots uncovered and a great deal of sense that maybe the government didn't have its hands fully around what was going on. so that was a very active period. but this isis threat, the nature of isis reaching out through this relentless social media campaign. relentless reach through their video propaganda. they are finding people in the united states who are responding to that maeessage. and the isis message is, if you can't come here and join the caliphate, just go out and kill somebody. that's been the big worry in the u.s. and it remains that in terms of the threat here at home.
>> i want to go to richard en l engel. he's in istanbul. you're awaiting with us as we wait for the president to speak in the roosevelt room at the white house. you've been monitoring what's happening overseas, reporting on a russian plane shot down yesterday by the turkish. that's something the president is learning about today as well. >> i think the president knew a great deal about what happened with the turkish plane and the russian plane yesterday, as well. but i think he chose his words cautiously because this is so incredibly sensitive. this was the first time in decades that a nato country shot down a russian plane. so you saw the president sort of not wanting to go there. not wanting to blame turkey, not wanting to blame russia, just calling on all sides for calm. but i think the real concern right now that the american people want to hear about is what pete was just talking about. there's a sense, at least that isis feels, that it has momentum. and you want to stop a group
when it feels like it has momentum. it feels like it has people running scared. it's been releasing an unprecedented wave of videos. most of them threatening the united states. whether it's real or not, it is having this chilling effect. how many times have we been talking about this. so the idea, slow them down, calm the people down. >> we just saw on our screen there, looked like a camera person putting up two fingers indicating two minutes until the president. we had gotten that word a while ago, which is why we went on the air. it's obviously been delayed. peter alexander, the president, we believe, is still behind closed doors with his national security team, correct? >> this meeting initially going to take place later this afternoon. it changed and was going to take place in the situation room. i asked if there was any reason for that. they said there wasn't any specific reason for that change but after events and the decisions the president was
going to speak publicly with as many were in attendance it made best stoeense to have that conversation in the situation room. the president in what is in a rare public statement will be standing alongside five members of his national security team. his attorney general, the head of the fbi, the director of the department of homeland security, his national security adviser susan rice and his head of countertrump a counterterrorism. her name is lisa monaco. they'll be standing by his side as well. an opportunity for the white house and this administration, really -- >> peter, i'm going to interrupt. the president has just entered the roosevelt room. let's listen in on the president of the united states. >> good morning, everybody. i just had a chance to meet with my national security team, including my secretary of homeland security, jeh johnson, my fbi director, jim comey, and my attorney general, loretta lynch, for a regular update on our security posture post-paris.
and going into the holiday season. i think all of us recognize how horrific and heinous what took place in paris was. and as i said yesterday, for many of us, the events there touched a deep chord given the connection between the united states and france, the degree to which americans see in paris a way of life that's so familiar to us here in american cities. and given the shocking images, i know that americans have been asking each other whether it's safe here. whether it's safe to fly or gather. i know the families have discussed their fears about the threat of terrorism around the dinner table. many for the first time since september 11th. and it's understandable that people worry. something similar could happen here. watching the events in paris made the threat feel closer to home.
so as we go into thanksgiving weekend, i want the american people to know that we are taking every possible step to keep our homeland safe. first, we're going after isil wherever it hides. that's been our strategy for more than a year. i'll speak about this in more detail in the coming weeks, but let me remind the american people of what our coalition of some 65 nations is doing to destroy these terrorists and defeat their ideology. so far, military and partners have conducted more than 8,000 air strikes on isil strongholds and equipment. those air strikes, along with the efforts of our partners on the ground, have taken out key leaders, taken back territory from isil in both iraq and syria. we continue to work to choke off their financing and their supply lines and their -- counter their recruitment and messaging. even as america is already supporting french air strikes in syria, yesterday president
hollande and i agreed our countries are going to step up that coordination even further. and do more of that work together. so we're stepping up the pressure on isil where it lives, and we will not let up. adjusting our tactics when necessary, until they are beaten. that's our first goal. second, we continue to do everything possible to prevent attacks at home and abroad and to prevent foreign terrorist fighters from entering the united states or other nations. since 9/11, we've taken extraordinary measures to strengthen our homeland security in everything from aviation security to border security to information sharing. we've improved upon these actions over time. any time there's an event, we learn something from it. and we continue to refine them. we continue to improve upon our approaches as we speak.
now right now, we know of no specific and credible intelligence indicating a plot on the homeland. and that is based on the latest information i just received in the situation room. it is similar to the information that i -- the briefing that i received on saturday before i left on my trip last week. so as americans travel this weekend to be with their loved ones, i want them to know our counterterrorism, intelligence, homeland security and law enforcement professionals at every level are working overtime. they are continually monitoring threats at home and abroad. continually evaluating our security posture. they are constantly working to protect all of us. their work has prevented attacks. their efforts have saved lives. they serve every hour of every day for the sake of our security.
they did so before paris, and they do so now. without fanfare or credit and without a break for the holidays. so the bottom line is this. i want the american people to know, entering the holidays, that the combined resources of our military, our intelligence and our homeland security agencies are on the case. they're vigilant, relentless and effective. in the event of a specific, credible threat, the public will be informed. we do think it's useful for people as they are going about their business to be vigilant. if you see something suspicious, say something. that's always helpful. but otherwise, americans should go about their usual thanksgiving weekend activities. spending time with family and friends and celebrating our blessings. and while the threat of terrorism is a troubling reality
of our age, we are both equipped to prevent attacks, and we are resilient in the face of those who would try to do us harm. and that's something we can all be thankful for. happy thanksgiving, everybody. >> president obama speaking in the roosevelt room after meeting with his national security team with a message for americans about to celebrate the thanksgiving holiday. the message was very clear. the president saying, we are taking every possible step to keep america safe. he said there is no specific and credible intelligence indicating a plot, a terrorist plot, against the homeland. and, peter alexander, he reassured americans they should go ahead with their travel plans. go ahead and celebrate thanksgiving. >> that's exactly right. in simple terms, the president said you go and enjoy your holiday. we've got this covered. we've got your back right now. we're looking out for anything and we have no information there's any real threat coming this way.
no plot that they are aware of. obviously, the white house familiar with a lot of the criticism they've received in recent days, and the president recognized the urgency of the situation and wanted to make that point very clear in front of a national audience. >> peter alexander at the white house, thanks. we'll have all the latest developments throughout the day on nbcnews.com, on msnbc and complete coverage tonight on "nbc nightly news." for now, i'm kate snow, nbc so could even think about running for president. [ applause ] >> major. >> special. >> and the president paid homage to "snl's" "mike myers." remember the coffee talk sketch. when he was awarding barbara tries and. here's what happened. >> off the stage she's been a passionate advocate for issues like heart disease and women's
equality, i'm getting all verklempt just thinking about it. >> barbara tries and is like really? >> you know what he's always good at, marinates in his punch line a little bit, lets it set out there a little bit. >> kind of percolate. >> something else that percolates, yogi berra's quotes that we liked after his passing, posthumously and certainly in spirit and mind there yesterday. let's listen. >> one thing if you know for sure, if you can't imitate him, don't copy him. [ laughter ] took everybody a while. >> the that's the yoegisms that we all love and remember. >> that's an amazing collection in that room. >> so diverse. >> and yogi berra yoeg, wow. >> fantastic. how about a look at thanksgiving
travel. >> that's our thanksgiving edition of "today's take" weather. >> pre-thanksgiving. >> you'll see why, because we're going to go, first of all, to give you the weather. it's going to be nice tomorrow in turkey, north carolina. blessing, ohio, 61, burnt corn, alabama, 74 degrees. pilgrim, michigan, 33 and turkey, texas, 68 degrees. >> turkey, texas. >> where we eat dressing. >> that's right. >> just one of the few. okay. here's your travel. today, going to be problems in salt lake probably because of the snow, and if you're driving along i-15 from salt lake to the great falls, look for slick conditions and low visibility. tomorrow here's the trouble spots. thankfully, tamron, you're going today to dallas because it's going to be stormy in dallas and houston. heavy thunderstorms, snow in denver, and if you are driving from dallas to kansas city, storms, soaking rain and kansas city to minneapolis. you've got an icy mix, and on sunday a lot of people heading home. i-70 looks to be the biggest
trouble spot from the st. louis to baltimore. we're looking at showers and thunderstorms. there you this morning we're wake up to some clouds. we did see rain overnight, even some snow on mount hamilton. complai temperatures will be below average. it does remain chilly the next couple of days with frost and freeze likely tonight and through thanksgiving morning. >> and that is your late weather. >> thank you very much, sir. you have next, a story to
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hello. let's toast to a pre-thanksgiving edition of "pop fix." not a year full of celebrity splits, one couple that is still going strong, will smith and jada the pinkett smith. give it up for love. on monday he revealed the secret behind their 20-year marriage, telling "entertainment tonight" it's all about just not quitting. will went on to say our marriage was the most difficult, grueling, excruciating thing we've ever taken on in our lives and we're not quitters. jada made headlines, look at that the number, the 494-year-old stunned us all in the semi sheer silver dress at l.a. premiere of "concussion," will's newest film. in the film will smith plays a pathologist who takes on the nfl about the dangers of the sport. he's already getting oscar buzz for the role this. movie is going to make a lot of headlines. one celebrity certainly in the giving spirit this holiday season. last weekend hip-hop artist fetty whop had that show and surprised them at the garden
state mall in new jersey, the best check flay in programies, new jersey. this was all captured on balcony by a lucky shopper so when they asked the queen track rapper he said i got to see my daughter today, took her shopping and i was so happy i through 2,000 in the mall. never know who needed it. where was i that day? okay. kell el cuoco is dealing with divorce the best which way she knows how by getting inked again. last year the "big bang theory" actress had her wedding day tattooed and now after her divorce she is regretting that decision and now she's getting her tattoo option, note to self, do not mark your body with any future wedding date, and a follow-up pic of the new tattoo
and share a beautiful meal together. walmart. new twist .. in the deadly shooting of a muralist in a very good morning to you. it is 9:26. police sources tell nbc bay area the gun used to kill the muralist was stolen the from the carve an immigration and customs agent in the market district. the suspect in the shooting appeared in court yesterday in oakland. bailiff had to subdue him. marquise holloway faces robbery and murder charges. investigators say he shot antonio ramos while he was photographing his work in progress. a south bay home a total loss this morning after being gutted this morning. it started at about 8:00 last night. family of three lives there, up
in were home. but the crew still there when the homeowner arrived devastated but tried to look at the bright side. >> it's a shame, heartbreaking, you know, but again, i'm okay. my wife is okay. my son is okay. my family is okay. so we'll get through this. >> no doubt hard for him to see. firefighters back on the scene this morning trying to determine the cause. a look at weather and traffic after this break.
welcome back. we're still looking at cloud cover across the south bay after we saw rain and even snow across the higher elevations overnight. things are starting to clear out, but it's chilly. north bay in the 30s, later on this afternoon highs won't be much, we're talking mid-50s. and freezing temperatures tonight. let's talk to mike now about the roads. look where san jose camera where the light perfect for us to see the sheen on the roadway.
so still some slicker spots. but a light volume of traffic there as well as the rest of your commute. northbound 885, a crash, number of cars on the shoulder. minor slowing and that's really all we have. meanwhile freeways in the east bay and san francisco side, no problems. toward the bay bridge toll plaza, we'll show you that live look. metering lights were turned off before 8:00 this morning and that's how light flow has been. back to you. we'll have another local news update in about half an hour.
taking a look at the headlines and warning today from the cdc for people who recently bought rotisserie chicken salad from costco. 19 people in seven states have become sick. five srbs hospital #. two developed a type of kidney failure. consumers who purchased rotisserie chicken costco on or before november 20th are being individuals to throw it away. hilton hotels investigate the cyber hacking dating back to november of last year. they collected information from hotel restaurants, bars, and stores but not the reservation system. the breach involved other hilton owned brands such as hampton
inns and suites. they are offering services to those affected by this. and how loneliness can lead to physical illness. researchers at the university of chicago found the stress of being lonely slows the production of white blood cells. lonely people have a reduced ability to fight infection and inflammation. social isolation can raise the risk of premature death by 14%. and take a look at this. on a happier note, the scaffolding is coming down from the rockefeller christmas tree. you see the beautiful swarovski crystal star above it all. and the official lighting december 2nd. if you're not in new york, don't worry you can watch it here on nbc. next, ape check of the forecast with al roker, who will be at the tree lighting. >> that's right.
with natalie sting, justin bieber, pent ton eubgs and a lot of other people. the parade, macey's thanksgiving day parade. savannah, matt, yours truly. low clouds, 48 degrees. noon, favorable clouds. 57 degrees. no weather problems for the balloons, floats or any of the performers, which is an task. for today, if you're traveling through the cascades, salt lake city may have some problems. otherwise, things not too bad. looking at windy conditions. minneapolis may see a little rain and wind. windy conditions through texas shouldn't cause too many problems. they may space out the planes, takeoff and good wednesday morning to you. anthony slaughter here. looking at 40s and 30s. skies are beginning to clear out and they will turnover to mostly sun any skies later on this afternoon. it will be a cool day with the sunshine in place, mid-50s the
daytime highs for today. another round of freezing temperatures expected for tonight. and then another chance of rain this weekend. and and that is your latest weather. just hours to go before the big thanksgiving feast. thanksgiving feast. as you know, timing is everything. >> yes. >> and thanksgiving dinner and comedy, so we're going to show you how to get everything on the table at the same time. most importantly, at right temperature with some tips. we have the debutante farmer and professional caterer elizabeth hyskill who brought along her family, scott, mary, lucia and luke all ready to eat. >> and tamron. >> we've adopted her. >> you've adopted tamron, there you go. >> really quickly, you call it stuffing and dressing. >> come on, i'm from mississippi. it is dress. >> there you go. >> and that is the end all be all for dressing. >> the turkey. >> it's been out for about 35 minutes so it's resting. >> you should let it rest. >> absolutely all your juices
will be on the cutting board and on this count top and on your shoes. don't want, that want it in the turkey. >> while that's resting we went on and cooked our casseroles so that's one way to get it out, it's resting and casseroles are ready. willie, you'll help me with this. we'll take these over to the table. >> yes, ma'am. >> so you can go ahead and start putting them down. >> that would be the dressing. >> that's the dressing. >> and now we have our green beans. >> you know, you can, absolutely. sometimes i think it can pull a little moisture from the turkey, but it's so delicious when it comes out, i know, it's wonderful. >> now we've go the our mashed potatoes. remember, the oven space is at at premium so try to remember to do things on the stove top. could have put these in the oven with you would rather keep them up here, that way we've got a little less traffic over in the oven. now we have our mashed potatoes. everyone's favorite. our gravy is piping hot right now. >> okay. >> willie, don't forget, we can go ahead and take these next. >> bring them next.
>> giving you ten one things. >> faster, faster, faster. >> now we've got our cranberry sauce and pies. got our hot gravy and that turkey may have cooled down a little bit once we've slice it had and putting piping hot gravy on it so it won't have to worry. >> what about the tradition, the norman rockwell painting of slicing and carving the turkey at table. it's a beautiful and lovely idea, but sometimes, you know, things can go a little bit awry. >> have some gravy for you, folks. >> put some gravy on that. >> i'm going to grabbed the rolls. so funny, i always knew when dinner was ready i could mom scraping the black part off the rolls that we burned. don't ever want to forget about our rolls. >> kind of like the parker house rolls? aren't they wonderful. >> okay. now we'll put our rolls in. no, no, let's do okay gravy on top. >> want me to put the gravy on top. that way it warms the turkey up. it may have gotten a little bit chilled while we were fussing. >> guys, how is it?
>> good. >> dad is not eating. >> wow. >> this is really like home. >> she's always got that phone, and it's -- put it in the middle of the table. middle of the table, that's it. all eyes on it. >> great place down south where they throw the rolls at you. >> what is that place? >> lambert's. >> throw it please, willie. they are good catches. >> ho, hey. >> one-handed. >> got to hang out with this family more often. >> very good. >> i think we're pretty much done. >> and that's -- that honest, as long as you remember if you have guests that are going to bring something, get them to bring something room temperature, something that can already be there or cole. you've got beautiful salads that are wonderful. try to make sure that not everything has to be hot. >> right. >> i always marvelled my mom, four burners and one oven and everything came out on time and hot. i don't know how she did it. >> she's a miracle worker, honestly. >> just as you are. >> thank you so much. >> happy thanksgiving, guys.
>> happy thanksgiving. >> everything the right temperatures? >> perfect. >> perfect. >> all right. >> and your dressing is phenomenal. >> there you go. >> that's my favorite. >> there you go. >> tamron goes to prove that there's always a debby downer at every party. no one does it better than former "saturday night live" star rachel. >> just a transition. >> teaming up with fellow alums tina fey and amy poehler in the new [bark] wait up! c'mon! turkey! whoaaaa. who made all of this? let's go! pea! [screams] whoaaaa! weeeee. whoaaaa! ♪ peas are the worst. [laugh] frequent heartburn brand in america.
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>> you have seniors who are pranking each other for sleeping quarters, is that the deal? >> yes. this is a play called "ripcord" by david lindsey aubair and i play the daughter of one of these ladies who live in an assisted living facility and they both -- one wants the other one out of room and they start this prank, and they keep messing with each other. it's like a spy versus spy for me in the living facility. >> i love it. >> yeah. >> when you're in something like this, got to be kind of fun when you're not on stage kind of in the wings watching what's going on. >> oh, yeah. i mean, it's a super funny play, and it's holland taylor and mary lou burke. a lot of twists and turns. it's a fun time, yes. >> well, you're busy doing that here in new york city, and you also shot recently a film with your buddies teen ashe and aim, "sisters," coming out. what's the premise on this one? >> let me talk about another
premise. it's two ladies in their 40s, and their parents are selling their childhood home. >> right. >> and decide to have one last big blowout party. imagine that high schoolhouse party but everyone is now in their 40s and people fall into their old roles. i play the woman what that gets too drunk and gets really melancholy in the corner kind f of. >> willie is following you. >> i'm a very happy person, but each little type that you remember from high school appears in their later years, not later, you know what i mean, later on in time. it's funny. written by paula pell who actually wrote debby downer with me, big "snl," written so many iconic scenes. >> one of the iconic heros of "snl." people don't see her on stage and writes so many sketches that we know. >> she's getting more sung, being seen more. she's awesome, yes. >> it's the holidays so the debby downer, character. do people come up to you this time of the year asking you for
the downer? >> people often come up to me and say oh, my mom is like that, my boss is like that. everyone seems to know a debby downer. >> sure. >> so it seems to be something that people relate to. one time i was standing on the street corner in new york and i heard two people talking, i don't want to be a debby downer and i so wanted to go hi but i didn't do it. i didn't. >> could have made their day. >> you know people use that term who don't even know where it came from now. they think it's just a people, do you know the sketch? you kind of like burst this term that's going to last for generations. >> that's my contribution. >> what a contribution. >> something to be thankful for. >> congratulations on play. >> thank you. >> the film coming up as well. a lot of things happening with rachel. the limited run of "ripcord" ends december 6th so get your tickets now. up next in the thanksgiving spirit, natalie, joy and our team i sure had a lot on my mind when i got out of the hospital after a dvt blood clot. what about my family?
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we're 11 weeks into our 16 to 16 series where we've challenged three "today" viewers and you at home to lose weight and the get healthy by the new year. for every pound our participant lose "today" will make a donation to feeding america, a network of food banks helping in the fight against hunger in america, and today nutritionist joy bauer has been reaching our team reach their goals and doing an incredible job, i might add. >> and in the spirit of giving this holiday season, natalie and i joined our team 16 to lend a hand in one of the local soup kitchens right here in new york city. >> let's go. let's go. >> you people at home, too. got to get going on this. >> 11 weeks ago we met three "today" viewers who were eager to turn their health around, but for mary jean, rochelle and ken this challenge proved to be about a lot more than dropping the pounds. >> every pound they lose "today" will be donating $16 to feeding america. >> for years feeding america has donated to the all souls friday
soup kitchen in norbert. they serve free nutritious meals to their neighbors in need and this year our team suited up to help cook and serve too. >> all right, you guys. let's go. >> who wants to do peanut butter. >> one, two, three, four, five, six down, so we've got four trays now and then you do the bread. >> you're not finished until i say you're finished. >> don't you worry. we're workers. >> we make two small bowls. >> okay. >> because some of our guests do not like dressing. >> carol white has tirelessly organized the soup kitchen for the last three years. >> i would imagine that this is probably the most wonderful part of a lot of these people's week, coming here and gathering together and having sustenance. >> food is food but this is about community. it's about giving them the respect that they sometimes don't get. that's as much a part of our program as feeding them. unfortunately, a lot of our guests don't have family. and this in fact on friday becomes their family. >> on the menu, turkey meatloaf,
sweet potatoes, broccoli, a fresh salad and fruit. >> i'm grateful to be here. it's a very humbling experience to be a part of this community. >> making food, serving people, has nothing to do with us. >> a lot of energy and love in this kitchen. >> this is not your average soup kitchen. children from local schools help set up the tables with linen table cloths, homemade place mats, real silverware and china and even fresh flowers, all part of the unique restaurant style dining experience. within a matter of hours, the church's event hall is transformed into an elegant dining room. >> i'm going to have to grab me another piece of meatloaf. >> over 50 volunteers help serve and wait on the tables each week. when the doors open to guests, the energy is contagious. >> the guys over here, they treat you well. they treat you like family, and the food is awesome. i'm not going to lie to you. the food is fantastic. >> you got it. >> excellent. >> this is patricia seely's
third time eating at soup kitchen. she just got a new job and is thankful for a hot meal. >> all the kids and all the volunteers, too. what does that do to you when you see everybody pitching in? >> it makes you feel like you're at home with your family. >> it's about the hospitality and letting us know that there are people who do care. >> really the most wonderful experience. if you would like to donate to the all souls friday soup kitchen logon to today.com. >> what a great place, great job by you and the team and happy thooing thanksgiving, joy. >> good to see you. >> we're back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc.
good to see you. >> thanks for having me. >> happy thanksgiving early. >> how do people at home donate to the toy drive? >> so simple. so proud to support the "today" show toy drive, simple to donate, go to today.com or amazon.com and add as many items to your shopping cart and we'll donate that to the charity. >> any rules on how you can donate? >> 100 products on the "today" show which is list like the fire kids' edition. >> nice. >> donating 2 these tab lelgts in connection with this year's toy drive and if anything happens return it to us and we'll we place it no questions asked. >> them a a tremendous thing. amazon, if to i'm ... ==topvo== three words.
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from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. yes, you're hearing right. that is tom jones, the one and only with us on this winesday wednesday. >> the scaffolding is coming down. it's going to be nice. look where we are tucked in this weird corner. >> we have so much going on. with so many things happening with the tree, why that would have anything to do with it, but we are inundated with people. >> yes, we are. >> but the grammy award music legend is out with a new album